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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 23, 2011 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Never Stopped, Good Movie

Great nitpicking! As an inveterate movie nitpicker, I applaud you. What the hey? Sugar Magnolia in 67?

Ever noticed how Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon apparently sunk with the Titanic, hence changing art history forever? (It's in Rose's art collection in the movie.)

I won't go on. But I can definitely enjoy a movie and then sit around slamming the flubs at great length. (Do not ever watch a historical movie with me unless you want a running commentary on the costume inaccuracies.) I suspect moviemakers know this stuff and just say, "It doesn't matter. Artistic license." (But why they would they even WANT Sugar Magnolia to set a 67-68ish mood? Is it, like, a summer scene? I mean, what was the thought process? Sigh ...)

Would love to see the movie, of course!

Btw did shows ever open with Truckin in the Touch era? I'm not going to cheat and check. It feels to me like that happened in the early 70s (very rarely, I'm guessing) but not after that. Could be wrong. Doesn't feel right, though.

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-07-24 03:14:25

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jul 25, 2011 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Never Stopped, Good Movie

There is the rare Good Times Roll>Truckin>Touch from Shoreline 1990.

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 23, 2011 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Never Stopped, Good Movie

The only Truckin opener in the post-hiatus years that I know of is 3/28/85 which started with Truckin->Smokestack. In 1971 Truckin was a very common opener, and it shows up as an opener several times in 72 also. In the 85 show, a guest harmonica player came out for the Smokestack Lightning so that might have been the motivation for that setlist placement.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jul 24, 2011 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Never Stopped, Good Movie

Do you think they started opening with Truckin' just to avoid having the audience, especially those with BAW-stun accents, yell, "Jer-rreeeee, Play Truckin'" until they finally did? Kind of a pre-emptive strike on the part of the Dead.

Just a thought,
TOOTMO

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 23, 2011 9:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Never Stopped, Good Movie

Common, eh? See how much smarter I'd look if I checked? :-)

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 23, 2011 10:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Never Stopped, Good Movie

I felt zero hesitation about cheating and went straight for the very useful statistical summary section on pages 222-238 of Deadbase 8, which provides nice tables of openers and closers for both sets in each year. I hope you didn't think I had that off the top of my head, I always check my Deadbase and Deadlists and the research blogs and do forum searches here to source any facts I need.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 23, 2011 10:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Never Stopped, Good Movie

Yeah, I don't have a print Deadbase, but I have a whole folder in my bookmarks called GD Resources. Dorky or what? (Oh well, if I worried about being dorky, having a teenager would knock that one out of me! Being a dork in as many ways as possible is part of the Mom Job Description.)

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 23, 2011 11:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Music Never Stopped, Good Movie

Theme music for your post:

Dork Star >>
Keep Your Mom Job

:)

This post was modified by bkidwell on 2011-07-24 06:18:59